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Two hearings, two distinct messages in northern Minn. on Enbridge's Line 3
McFeely: Committee hopes to make Super Bowl a statewide event
Lawsuit filed over fatal Minnesota school explosion
With more Minnesota wolves, and more attacks on livestock, program out of cash
Details emerge on president's calls to Gold Star families
Timberwolves drop season opener to Spurs
GIRLS SOCCER: Jacks ready for championship rematch
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks look to experience to help them repeat as section champs
Minnesota Lumberjacks take third at nationals
SOCCER: BSU ranked No. 2 in region
Gilbert D. Bahr
Norval Everett Oien
Edward M. Schmuch
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
Letters to the editor
February 23, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BHS bands do Bemidji proud
The best kept secret in Minnesota was on display once again as the Bemidji High School musicians played an amazing concert at the Convention...
February 23, 2017 - 7:04am
February 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Congratulations to music students of Bemidji High School for their outstanding performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference...
February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
A Dec. 11 Letter to the Editor stated "Our world is dependent on petroleum."
February 22, 2017 - 7:20am
February 15, 2017
Letter: Travel ban hurts hiring of summer-camp Concordia Language Villages staff
Every summer, 20,000 young adults from around the world serve as camp counselors in thousands of camps across the United States. International...
February 15, 2017 - 1:23pm
December 24, 2016
COMMENTARY: Enbridge meeting coverage lacking in context
I'm writing in response to the Bemidji Pioneer's coverage of an Enbridge event on Dec. 13 ("'You couldn't hear, you couldn't sit') to provide additional perspective of events that evening. While it is true that activists were asked to leave the event following disruptive outbursts,...
December 24, 2016 - 6:45pm
February 7, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hospitality tax unfair way to cover city's mistakes
I get tired of fulminating against the Sanford Center, but that zombie project refuses to die and leave us in peace. This year, the white elephant (a white elephant is a possession that its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion...
February 7, 2015 - 10:27pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji American Legion Post to continue activities
Of course, there are declining numbers in veterans organizations! There were more than 12 million U.S. military personnel serving in 1945 during WWII. There have never been more than a few million in any year since then.
February 7, 2015 - 10:27pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The question is: Why is there climate change?
Regarding the article, "More Heat, more big Storms," (Page 1, Feb. 3) all people would agree that there is climate change. There has been and always will be climate change. The question is not if there is climate change, but why? Why is the climate changing? Are the climate computer...
February 7, 2015 - 10:26pm
February 27, 2009
Letter: Economic stimulus plan only deja vu plan again
History is set to repeat itself, again. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009 in Washington has all the hallmarks of a classic deja vu. Last year the federal government sent out rebate checks in an attempt to stimulate the economy. They also dumped huge sums of money...
February 27, 2009 - 1:47am
Letter: Cash for Clunkers not a good stimulus program
The Cash for Clunkers program being considered by Congress for inclusion in the economic stimulus package is really a wolf in sheep's clothing. The program would earmark federal funds for car owners to trade-in their sport utility vehicles in exchange for vouchers to be used to obtain...
February 27, 2009 - 1:46am
February 26, 2009
Letter: Ensuring the safety of our children's products
Chemical companies and baby product manufacturers are taking chances with our children's health. Right here in our growing northland community, when we as consumers go to the store to buy products like bottles and sippy-cups for our children, we naturally expect that those products...
February 26, 2009 - 1:25am
February 25, 2009
Letter: Bemidji baseball suffers without Carrington Field
It is with great sadness I read that the city of Bemidji and its Parks and Trail Commission has decided to initiate the demise of baseball in Bemidji by doing away with the Carrington Field. While I am sure there is a place in this community for skateboarding and Frisbee golf, I am...
February 25, 2009 - 1:02am
February 22, 2009
Letter: Stronger punishment for murderers using vehicles
I read about the sentencing of a 19-year-old boy in Grand Rapids for killing a 19-year-old girl (Christy Lynn Laney). The boy murdered her after he had spent the evening imbibing. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years supervised probation along with compulsory classes...
February 22, 2009 - 2:33am
February 20, 2009
Letter: Republican Party shoots itself in foot over unity
I have some questions for the Republicans in Congress. Is your opposition to Mr. Obama's stimulus plan based on partisanship or do you really think it's too expensive? If you are really that fiscally responsible, where were you a half dozen years ago when you controlled Congress and...
February 20, 2009 - 12:35am
Letter: Feedback continues on plight with wood stove
My wife and I would like to update and thank the many people who have called and responded to our letter from Nov. 29 (Buyers beware). As of today, Jan. 24, we have received hundreds of calls from every corner of the state plus Canada. The response has been staggering, people calling...
February 20, 2009 - 12:34am